Tuesday, September 13, 2011

NASA TV to Air Today's ATK Commercial Crew Conference

According to a NASA press release, NASA TV will air the 3 PM EDT press conference today announcing a commercial crew agreement with ATK and EADS.


NASA, ATK New Commercial Crew Announcement on NASA TV

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The NASA and Alliant Techsystems (ATK) announcement of an agreement that could accelerate the availability of U.S. commercial crew transportation capabilities at 3 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 13 will be carried live on NASA Television.

The announcement will occur at the Press Site auditorium at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The participants are:
— Ed Mango, Commercial Crew Program manager, NASA
— Kent Rominger, vice president, Strategy and Business Development, ATK Aerospace
— John Schumacher, vice president, Space Programs, EADS North America

Reporters may ask questions in-person from Kennedy or using a phone bridge managed at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. To use the phone bridge, journalists must call the Johnson newsroom at 281-483-5111 by 2:45 p.m. EDT.

September 13, 2011 UPDATE 8:00 AM EDTFlorida Today reports, "No money is expected to be awarded to ATK as part of its new partnership with NASA. However, NASA likely will share its extensive expertise in human spaceflight with ATK and provide engineering consultation during the course of Liberty development."

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